Vox launches new blogging features, and we've got invites for you to try 'em!

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Six Apart’s Vox blogging platform continues to go from strength to strength, having launched a bunch of new features last week in its 13th release. It’s designed to bring blogging to the masses, while also blending in some cool MySpace-like features such as your ‘neighbourhood’ of contacts. A good primer is provided by our interview with Vox boss Mena Trott.

The new features include: private messaging, allowing you to comment on posts privately rather than have your response seen by all; comment moderation, so you can approve comments before they appear on your blog; a revamped homepage; new themes for your blog; and HTML markup translation, allowing people to enter HTML tags if they really want to.

Several of the Shiny Media team are already Vox addicts, and it’s shaping up to be a great tool for personal bloggers to share stories, photos, music and videos. Sound appealing? Six Apart are looking for more beta testers. If you’d like an invite to see what all the fuss is about, click here to sign up.

Stuart Dredge